Sergio “Kun” Aguero will be working on the Argentina backroom staff at the World Cup after talks with coach Lionel Scaloni and the president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA).
Aguero suffered an arrhythmia while playing a league game with Barcelona on Oct. 30 and announced six weeks later that he had to retire from football at the age of 33 due to a heart condition.
Aguero spoke initially with Scaloni about his desire to go with the team to the World Cup in Qatar, and then he met AFA president Claudio “Chiqui” Tapia on Monday.
“I’m going to Qatar,” Aguero told TyC Sports after the meeting.
“We still need to figure out in what role but I’ll be with the team at the World Cup.”
“It was a nice talk with ‘Chiqui’; he’s been great with me and asked me to get together. The talks will continue to set on my role and also on the possibility to be at the draw for the World Cup. In the next week, we are going to finish all the details.”
“My intention is to spend time with the players. I’ll be there with the team, I get along very well with them. I want to be close to them and try to have fun and loosen up.”